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Parts of Monongahela National Forest closing for up to 6 weeks for logging, helicopter work
Reported by: Associated Press
Friday, November 1, 2013 10:19 AM EST
SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va.
Hunters and anglers who use the Monongahela National Forest will have to avoid a large area while timber is being harvested.
The work was set to begin Friday and could last as long as six weeks, depending on weather.
The Forest Service says the closed area is bounded by state Route 150, the Williams River, Little Laurel Creek, the National Forest boundary north of Edray, and Forest Road 115B.
The Williams River Road will not be closed.
District Ranger Rondi Fischer apologizes for any inconvenience but says safety is more important.
Travelers should also expect delays of up to an hour on state Route 50.